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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Barn Sale!!


Saturday was an unbelievably beautiful day, and I say that because it's been stormy and rainy and gray here for quite some time now.  Even while we were at the coast it was too stormy to hit the beach, so this Saturday when the sky was blue, we knew we needed to find something to do. 

The hubby spied this Estate Sale on Craigslist, out in the country so we packed up the pooches and went for a drive.  When we got there, the sale was even more amazing than the pictures we saw online...  Everywhere I looked, I saw more great items that made my heart go aflutter.



This is some of what we saw when we first stepped into the barn.  In fact, now that I look at the picture, look at that post head board back there!!  I felt like I had just arrived at the pick of all picks.  And if you are a picker, you know what I'm talking about here... look at all this amazing stuff!


We stepped out of the barn, realizing if you walked around to the back there was more!  We hadn't even made it inside yet, when the hubby and I both spied this white hutch and had to know it's price...

$400 you say?  Ahh.  It's all starting to make sense now... as we walk towards the house (to see more, and more!) we realize.  Whomevers Estate we are picking, was a picker too.  Obviously.  But they were also obviously dealing out of their barn.  Yikes.  So we fell in love with this cabinet.  The doors were not even hanging from their hinges, and the wood where the hinges would go, had been ripped from the life of the cabinet too, this piece was in rough shape.  But hubby assured me even still (he is the expert when it comes to antiques) that this hutch was indeed old, and indeed very solid, and worth every penny and then some, of the $400 price they were asking.



Too bad for us, because we decided not to bring it home, and as we approached the house (equipped with it's own wild turkey)... we realized everything in the place however fair was dealer priced, and since we are such frugalists... let's just say it was worth the drive to see all these great things, but we didn't find anything we wanted to come home with this time around.

However!... we did find a great little place to have lunch in Dallas.  If you are in Dallas, Oregon anytime soon, stop by Tater's Cafe for breakfast or lunch, and they will be serving dinner as well, coming soon!

{ Tater's Cafe . Dallas, OR }

Even though it was lunch time when we stopped by, we both ordered breakfast and were more than satisfied with the service, the food, the staff, and the atmosphere.  We will definitely be going back to this cute little diner, the next time we feel like getting out and about for a country drive...

6 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Bummer on the dealer prices but at least you enjoyed your day! We'll have to check out that place in Dallas too! Have you been to Busick Court in Salem for breakfast?

DancingMooney ♥ said...

We have Sharla! Although I admit it's been a few years since we've been in there. I hate to say it, but we found it to be very crowded, and the food to not be anything worth writing home about. We found Tater's Cafe to be much, much better!! :)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Sure looks like fun to me! When Michael and i were still dating, we bought an antique wooden hutch. It's huge and oak. We still have it 35 years later...i will have to take a photo to send you...oh, and we are discussing your ginger lime soap lately...sniffing it is unbelieveable. BEST soap EVER!! Are your ears burning? Xo kath

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh Kathy! I ♥ You So...

:D

Amy said...

How fun!!! I absolutely love barn sales like that. They are a mess, but full of treasures...

I think you were right not to come home with that cabinet, though- just too expensive!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Um, that sale is what dreams are made of. Too bad you didn't have a good reason to buy the hutch! I hate when that happens. There's a great antique mall around here, and I ALWAYS find some huge piece of furniture I love. Every time. Sigh.